New added Pil­grim route pop­u­lar

Walking New Zealand - - Walk Talk -

The ad­di­tion of the pil­grim route of the (the Chemin du Puy in French) has been well re­ceived. says Jill Grant of A Walker’s World. It starts near Lyon in the town of Le-Puy-en Ve­lay and fol­lows a route past many his­toric towns, high plateaux, lime­stone val­leys and beau­ti­ful land­scapes to ar­rive at St Jean Pied de Port, the start­ing point of the Camino de San­ti­ago across north­ern Spain. Jill Grant says there are five stages of the Pil­grim route that gen­er­ates in­ter­est up to 724 kms. ‘Walk­ers can choose which stages they wish to do ac­cord­ing to their time con­straints. ‘Our pick would be stage four, which tra­verses Le Gers and Gas­cony re­gions, for their tra­di­tional bastide towns and in­cred­i­ble gas­tron­omy. This nine-day walk is $1196 based on share twin with break­fast and lug­gage trans­fers in­cluded. Walk­ers can start any day and this sec­tion is graded mod­er­ate with an av­er­age day of 16 km walk­ing and up to a max­i­mum of 20km. info@walk­world.co.nz.

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